You are welcome to call us on 0800 004 612 if you have any questions, or see below for answers to our most common enquiries.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be 18 years of age or over to order any wine from this site. All sales or conveyances of any liquor offered on this site are performed by licensed independent wineries or liquor merchants who under no circumstances sell or deliver to persons under 18 years of age. Wines will be delivered by Post Haste. Goods must be signed for on delivery by a person 18 years of age or over. Should no-one be available at the shipping address able to fulfil this requirement the wine will be taken back to the nearest post office and made available for a pick-up. A notification of this will be left in your letterbox. Once again pickup must be made by a person of 18 years of age or over.
Placing your Order
What are your opening hours?
Our customer service team can be reached between 9am and 9pm (NZST) Monday-Friday and between 11am and 2.30pm (NZST) on Saturdays. You can browse and order from this website 24-hours a day, every day of the year.
How do I place an order online?
Once you have spotted a wine or case that you like the look of, simply click 'add to basket'; you can then continue to look for other wines to add to your basket in the same way. At the top of the screen you'll notice you can click on 'view basket' at any point to remind yourself what you've added - if you have a change of heart you can remove an item by clicking on 'remove'. When you are happy that you have made your selections you simply need to click on 'Checkout' where you will need to enter your payment and delivery details, or login.
What if I make a mistake with my order?
If you happen to make a mistake, we recommend you call us at the first opportunity on 0800 004 612 and an operator will help track down your order. You can also email us via the Contact Us page
I've shopped online with Laithwaite's Wine before, what do I do?
If you have already shopped online with us, simply sign in using your email address and the password you chose. If you have forgotten your password you can click on 'forgot your password?' and we will email it to you. Should you no longer have access to the email address that is registered on your account or have any problems signing in please call our friendly web support team on 0800 004 612 or Contact Us.
Why do my cases sometimes arrive separately?
In order to ensure that you receive the wine on your order as quickly as possible we dispatch each case as and when it is ready. This means that orders for more than one case may be delivered separately. Please do not be alarmed if this happens – the rest of the order is not far behind.
How much does it cost?
These delivery costs are per case - up to 15 bottles can be packed in each case.
Central Auckland, Airport, Albany, Henderson, Howick, Drury $5.99 per case
Outer Auckland. Orewa, Laingholm, Pokeno $5.99 per case
Whangarei, Hamilton, Rotorua $7.99 per case
Rest of North Island $8.99 per case
South Island $12.99 per case
How long does it take?
90% of orders are despatched within 24 hours of submission and normally delivered within a week. Please allow up to 10 days for delivery to South Island addresses.
Where do you deliver to??
You can arrange to have your wine delivered to most New Zealand addresses – orders cannot be taken for international delivery.
Unfortunately we are unable to deliver to the following postcodes; 8016 (All suburbs including Waitangi, Owenga and Kainaroa), 8942 (All suburbs including Pitt Island), 9818 (All suburbs including Stewart Island) and 0991 (All suburbs including Tryphena and Whangaparapara).
Who delivers your wine?
Delivery is handled reliably and efficiently by Post Haste.
What if I'm not at home when they deliver my wine?
If you are not at home when your delivery arrives and do not give specific delivery instructions, the delivery driver will leave a card indicating that they were unable to deliver your wine. They will leave details on how to go about receiving your missed case. A reminder card will be sent to you after five days.
Cases not collected within 14 days of the initial attempted delivery will be returned to us and a Laithwaite's Wine Customer Service representative will contact you to arrange further delivery.
Can I specify a time for delivery?
Unfortunately we are not able to arrange for our couriers to call ahead on the day of delivery, nor are we able to arrange for a specified time of delivery. However, if you need the delivery of your order delayed until after a certain date we are able to organise this, simply contact us after you have placed your order.
What if my wine still hasn't been delivered?
If you have placed an order and you have not received it within a 14 days please call 0800 004 612 and we will seek to rectify the situation as soon as possible.
Payment options & Privacy
Which cards do you accept?
At Laithwaite's Wine we accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express online.
The Laithwaite's Wine Guarantee
Every wine is covered by the Laithwaite's Wine guarantee of enjoyment – we will refund or replace wines that do not meet your expectations. If you don't enjoy any of the wines or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue please call us on 0800 004 612 and a friendly wine adviser will be more than happy to resolve the matter to your full satisfaction.
What is your returns policy?
Should you need to return any wine to us you should Contact Usto arrange a collection. Our couriers, Post Haste, will then contact you to arrange collection and will usually collect within four days. If you need to be refunded for the case we will ensure that this happens when the collection is arranged. If you have any queries about a refund please Contact Us.